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Japan Currents: Global Impact of Anime & Manga

  • 20 Feb 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Twilight Room at the Moonrise Hotel, 6177 Delmar in the Loop, St. Louis, MO 63112
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Join us for our Spring Japan Currents on the global impact of anime and manga!

February 20th, 2020

6:00pm - 9:00pm 

Twilight Room at the Moonrise Hotel

6177 Delmar in the Loop

St. Louis, MO 63112 

Enjoy a three-panel discussion followed by a quick Q&A session and a lavish reception. 

   6:00pm  Registration
   6:20pm  Welcoming Remarks

 Hiroko Yoda - CEO - AltJapan Co., Ltd.

Hiroko Yoda started AltJapan Co., Ltd., a

Tokyo-based entertainment localization

and translation company, in 2003. She is the author of numerous books, including "Yokai Attack! The Japanese Monster Survival Guide." She is also the translator of numerous books on Japanese folklore, including "Introduction to Yokai Culture: Monsters, Ghosts, and Outsiders in Japanese History", and "Japandemionium 

Illustrated: the Yokai Encyclopedias of Toriyama Sekien."


 Susan Napier - Professor - Tufts University

Susan Napier is a professor at Tufts University in Massachusetts. She is an anime and manga critic and has written several books, including"From Impressionism to Anime: Japan as Fantasy and Fan Cult in the Western Imagination", "Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation", and "Miyazakiworld." 


 Tony Oliver - Voice Actor, Director, Producer

Tony Oliver was named on IMDB's Top 20 of All Time Anime Voice Actor List. He is best known for his work as the voice of 'Rick Hunter' in Robotech. He helped create "The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers." Tony's many voice acting credits include, Lupin in 'Lupin the 3rd', Gojyo in 'Saiyuki Reload', Ulquiorra in 'Bleach', Hibiki in 'Vandread', and Harry in 'Gungrave.'  

   7:45pm  Q&A
   8:00pm  Reception


This event is generously sponsored by:

"Japan America Society of St. Louis" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
University of Missouri - St. Louis
362 SSB
1 University Boulevard
St. Louis MO 63121-4400

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